Benfield Family Newsletter
September 23, 2022
Greetings Benfield Families!
With the month of September coming to an end, we are seeing amazing happenings around Benfield. Students have learned the routines and are really settling in nicely with their learning. It's such a pleasure to visit classrooms and see the learning and friendship building taking place each day .
Car Loop Reminders
Please be sure to have your child ready to exit the car as soon as you are along the front sidewalk, from the media center to the front door. This really helps to keep the car line moving. Cars should not get out of the line and pass other cars when in the car rider loop.
Remind your children that when riding their bikes to school, it is important to be safe. Staff from Severna Park Middle School have shared their concern about having students ride through the parking lot rather than staying near the sidewalk. We want to be sure that students stay safe when riding their bikes to and from school.
School Phone: (410) 222 – 6555
Google Voice: (302) 404 – 6898
Mark Your Calendars
Picture day is scheduled for October 3, 2022, at Benfield Elementary.
You can order online by accessing the pre-order form here: Picture Day Pre-order link
This link expires 48 hours after picture day.
If you have any questions, please call us at (800)869-9515, extension 112
Benfield Elementary PTO Updates
Our PTO membership drive is rolling! Currently, we are at 71% of our school registered for the PTO! Benfield’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is one of our school's greatest assets and helps support school staff to provide our children with the best educational experiences possible! As the new school year begins, we ask for your support, so we can continue to provide resources for our teachers and learning opportunities for our children.
Our goal is to have 100% school-wide participation this year. Each class that has 100% participation by October 3rd will get 10 minutes of extra recess!
2022-2023 PTO Board
President - Beth Karsner and Elizabeth Somerset
Vice President - Cara O'Brien
Secretary - Blakeley Fitzpatrick
Fundraising - Kristy Michel and Katherine Sprinkel
Volunteer Coordinators - Krissy Archer, Bridgette Richburg, Martha Satterfield
Benfield's PTO Bash: Back to the 90's
A Silent & Live Auction to Benefit Benfield Elementary
Book Your Sitter & Mark the Calendar!
Join us for a 90’s themed adult night out to support BES
Saturday, October 22, 2022
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Earleigh Heights Fire Dept. Banquet Hall
Check out the Facebook page devoted to providing updates about the Adult Social: Benfield Bash
Purchase your tickets here and check out our virtual program!
The PTO Volunteer Coordinators have received an overwhelming amount of volunteers for each of our many PTO Programs and Committees. Thank you!! We are still looking for a couple volunteers in the following areas:
Ice Cream Social Lead & Volunteers
Currently, have several volunteers, but are looking for 2-3 more people to make this a successful evening for all students!
Raise Craze Coordinators (2)-Help with the planning of our annual kindness challenge for late winter/early spring
Teacher of the Month Appreciate Lead
Yearbook Committee Members
Ideally looking for 2 more people to join the current volunteer group
5th Grade Committee Co-Chair
We have one parent signed up for this role, but are looking for a partner to help support this special year for our 5th graders
5th Grade School Store Co-Chair
**We currently have a co-chair but are looking for 1 more 5th grade parent to partner with this person**
Spirit Wear Coordinator
If you are interested in volunteering your time or would like some more information, please contact: Martha Satterfield- firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgette Richburg- email@example.com
Krissy Archer- firstname.lastname@example.org
Benfield Family Night at Mod Pizza in Severna Park
Join us for the first Benfield Family Night at a local restaurant, Mod Pizza. Be sure to show
this flyer when ordering at the restaurant. For online orders, use the following
fundraiser code: MODF11387
Support Benfield School and PTO Through Shopping or Donations !
Register your Amazon account to support the Benfield PTO. Click here for the link.
Planet Aid / Discover Books
Any unwanted clothing, shoes, and books can be dropped off in one of the bins in the car loop.
Box Tops for Education
Register for an account either through the App, or through the website www.boxtopsforeducation.com. Registration is free.
Planet Aid / Discover Books
Box Tops for Education
Absent Notification - email email@example.com and classroom teacher to notify us of your child's absence.
Emergency Form - Please be sure to update and submit your child's emergency form.
Parent Handbook from Student Agenda Book
Parent Portal: This is an excellent resource for parents as it has information about grades, attendance and more. If you have not signed in yet, be on the lookout for an email on Wednesday with instructions.
Permission to Administer Medication at School Form
Physical Education Restriction Form